Seriously fantastic weekend emerges for fans of theater, film, Scottish beer, mochi, soccer, and more!
Fertile Ground 2011 is a 10-day arts festival that will be held January 20 through 30 in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature up to 30 world premiere projects, staged readings and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community. [more]
If you can hold out until Friday, January 28, the Portland Power Australian Rules Football Club is throwing an Australia Day Party at the Buffalo Gap Saloon (6835 SW Macadam).
An Aussie menu, featuring roast lamb and vegetables, Pavlova, pies and chips, Lamingtons, and more, is available at 5pm. In addition there will be cold Aussie beer and decent Aussie wine, and live music. [more]
Miss the big premiere event? Don’t have a TV? Don’t have the Independent Film Channel? Watch Portlandia, if you’re into that sort of thing, at the Portland venues listed below. [more]
The Timbers Army is hosting a free screening of the soccer film Victory on Saturday, January 29 at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).
If you haven’t seen the 1981 film, you’re in for a treat! Victory stars the actors Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, an Max von Sydow, but also features numerous soccer legends including Pelé, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Paul Van Himst, and others. [more]
Cascade Brewing‘s First Annual Scottish Ale Festival takes place Saturday, January 29, 2011 . . .
Nine regional brewers will be on hand from 3pm until 11pm at the Cascade Barrel House (939 SE Belmont), serving up Scottish and Scotch ales. [more]
Portland’s 15th annual Mochitsuki takes place Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Scottish Rite Center (1512 SW Morrison), from 11am until 4pm.
“Welcoming the New Year is the major celebration in the Japanese community: a time of special foods rich with symbolic meaning and gathering with family and friends.” [more]
The Portland Revels‘ Pub Sing to Honor Robert Burns’ Birthday takes place Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall (1945 NW Quimby).
“We’ll sing songs from the Scottish tradition of work songs, lullabies, children’s songs, songs of love and of Bonnie Prince Charley.” [more]
The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience: Boxing with Elephants takes place Sunday, January 30 2011 at Hall of Records (3342 SE Belmont).
The Nervous Breakdown is an online literary magazine featuring reviews, commentaries, fiction, poetry, and more. [more]